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Daily Archives: 01/05/2017

Extreme Sailing Series fleet in Qingdao finale

Oman Air - 2017 Extreme Sailing Series™ Extreme Sailing Series

After three days of light winds in Qingdao a new weather front has arrived, bringing with it breeze of up to 20 knots to guarantee a thrilling final-day showdown to Act 2. The big blow promises a festival of foiling with the seven international teams expected to hit speeds of up to 30 knots around Qingdao’s stadium racecourse in Fushan ...

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Sailing Paradise

Sailing the Islands of Phuket Sarah Wise

For over 30 years I have cruised the world and can’t believe I have missed sailing in Thailand. After a recent cruise you will agree this new destination offers spectacular scenery and top quality resorts and restaurants with exceptional food at Bali prices. We even found nice wine at reasonable prices. Join me sailing and escape for seven nights and ...

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Final day ~ Port Phillip Women’s Championship Series

2017 Port Phillip Women's Championship Series - Final Day © Alex McKinnon Photography http://www.alexmckinnonphotography.com

Yesterday marked the final race day of the 2017 Port Phillip Women’s Championship Series (PPWCS) and was hosted by Royal Brighton Yacht Club. This series was completed with the two- day Brighton Ladies Skipper’s Series (BLiSS) Regatta with only the Sunday race counting towards the overall point score for the PPWCS. There was only one long race scheduled yesterday, adding ...

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America’s Cup

27 years after Steinlager 2 won the Whitbread Round the World Race with Southern Spars, Emirates Team New Zealand’’s AC50, also built by Southern Spars gets an early work out in Bermuda Hamish Hooper/Emirates Team NZ http://www.etnzblog.com

America’s Cup – Southern Spars AC50 build for Emirates Team NZ The Peter Blake skippered Steinlager 2 put Southern Spars on the map with her unequaled clean sweep of the 1989/90 Whitbread Round the World Race. Composite spars weren’t new at that stage, but the engineering was not well understood. Blake’s second Round the World race was aboard Heath’s Condor ...

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RC44 Sotogrande Cup

Torrential rain gave way to brilliant sunshine for the final day of the RC44 Sotogrande Cup © MartinezStudio.es

After two severe days, Sotogrande and the Andalucian coastline laid on perfect conditions for the final day of competition at the RC44 Sotogrande Cup. Mountainous seas gave way to a short chop, torrential rain gave way to brilliant sunshine and a stiff but shifty 20 knot, westerly offshore wind, to provide the tacticians with some welcome head scratching. Despite this ...

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FAST40+ Spring Regatta

Bas de Voogd's Hitchhiker wins the FAST40+ Spring Regatta © Shaun Roster

Hosted by the Royal Southern Yacht Club, the wind gods blew too hard on the second day resulting in racing abandoned for the last day, meaning that the results from the first day of racing stood for the regatta. Bas de Voogt’s Carkeek 40+ Hitchhiker was declared winner of the FAST40+ Spring Regatta at a prize giving ceremony hosted by ...

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Nations’ Cup

United Nations Race Management Team - Nations' Cup © RHKYC/Guy Nowell http://www.guynowell.com/

52 boats from 13 Nations and a planet turned out for one of Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club’s most colourful events, the Nations’ Cup, including Australia, Germany, Netherlands, England, France, Hong Kong, Japan, New Zealand, Scotland, Singapore, Sweden, United States and Wales. Competitors set out to find blue skies and a varied breeze of five to 10 knots with Race ...

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